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In this six-day silent retreat, we will awaken pearl eyes to participate in the life sustaining banquet that is the heart of Jesus. We will do this by immersing ourselves in the spirituality and teachings of Gertrud of Helfta.

Through the paschal movement of her Spiritual Exercises - Rebirth, Spiritual Conversion, Dedication of the Self, Following Christ, Mystical Union, Jubilus and Life in Death – we will be drawn ever more deeply into the heart awareness that she celebrates in her beautiful prayer above. Gertrud’s recently discovered text, The Memorial of the Abundance of the Divine Sweetness, offers wise teachings about mystical dialogue taking place within and between our hearts so critical to the birthing of the Christ heart in thisevolutionary time will also guide us in this movement.

Theme: Pearl of my Heart. Praying with Gertrud of Helfa

“O heart that diffuses gentleness. O heart that runs with loving kindness. O

heart that overflows with charity. O heart that distills pleasantness. O heart full of compassion. Ah, make me die of love and cherishing- love for you. O dearest heart, I pray from my heart, absorb my heart totally in you. Dearest pearl of my heart, invite me to your life sustaining banquet”.

- Gertrude of Helfta, SpiritualExercises, VII: 380-385.


Guided by: Robyn Fitzgerald

Cost:  $900 per person (fully catered)

Date: Friday 6th September – Friday 13th September 2024.

This retreat begins with the evening meal at 6pm on the 6th and concludes

after breakfast on the 13th.

How to book: To book your place in the retreat, please call (02) 48613223 or contact us using the button below.



Are you interested in hosting a retreat or group gathering at Hartzer Park? Check out accommodation for more information on our room options or contact us for enquiries.

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